Apples are a member of the rose family of plants along with pears, peaches, plums and cherries.
Americans eat an average of 50.4 pounds of apples and apple products each year.
One apple has 5 grams of fiber, no fat, sodium and cholesterol free.
Most apple blossoms are pink when they open but gradually fade to white.
Apples are not self pollinating. They need bees to pollinate the flowers to form the fruit.
The first apple trees were planted by Pilgrims in Massachusetts Bay Colony.
An apple tree will start bearing fruit 8-10 years after it is planted. A dwarf tree starts bearing in 3-6 years.
But wait, Don’t peel your apple! Two-thirds of the fiber and many of the antioxidants are found in the apple peel.